Apartment in Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal - Furnished To A High Standard, Close To 5 Star Luxury Hotel
About Steve Apps
Steve and Yumi live in Chiswick, West London with their daughter Yvie. Steve runs an HR Consultancy and Yumi works for Virgin Atlantic. We spend our time between England, Japan and Portugal.
Steve Apps purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Steve Apps chose Loulé
For us it is perfect. The development is a little oasis and having the hotel, with restaurants and bars so close is a nice little bonus. Faro is close by and is a lovely little city, whilst Quarteira 'feels' very Portuguese, compared to Vilamoura which is OK but very touristy. When we were looking at apartments, Vilasol was head and shoulders above other developments in the area. Please view our video http://voice.adobe.com/v/EIxuU_rw3n9
What makes this Apartment unique
Well that depends on what you are looking for but for us, we like the roof terrace which gives you a wonderful feeling of space and a great view of the stars. The perfect chill out. There is an excellent supermarket, Pingo Dolce, about five minutes drive away. Taxis are cheap so you don't really need to hire a car. However, if you have a car, so many places are within easy reach, it really feels like it’s right in the middle of everything (Faro, Quarteira, Vilamoura, Loule). With the main highway only about 5 minutes drive away, you also have quick access along the coast either East or West. Back to the apartment, we particularly like the underground car park. There’s nothing worse than having to get into a steaming hot car! Plus, we now have wifi, perfect!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fabulous apartment. We will be coming back !
The apartment was as the photos. It was very well equipped with air-con throughout the apartment which was needed as it was very warm during our stay. UK tv channels were a bonus and everything looked new and comfortable.
Both the owner and the HomeAway staff were very helpful and I would definitely recommend this apartment and the resort which has good restaurants and shops on site. As said before we will be back
Nice apartment in a nice location
Apartment was clean and well equipped. Support and contact with property manager was good.
Only criticism is the roof terrace was very sparse, the space could be made better use of
Perfect family holiday apartment
There is everything that a family travelling would ever need...it was great to have a BBQ and cook in a proper kitchen! We have all enjoyed it so much I can not tell you! Spent a lot of time in the apartment was like home from home!
The apartment was just perfect...we have holidayed abit different this year booking everything separate so was abit apprehensive! It's worked out brilliant and we will be definitely booking for next year, if you will have us back!!! I have no complaints at al
Fantastic apartment with all the amenities for a family
We are a family of 6 and we all greatly enjoyed our stay in your apartment. The apartment was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The resort ideal for families. We enjoyed several meals out at both Wildfire and Oscars. We would highly recommend the apartment.
Beautiful property with everything you could ask for. Very spacious with lovely rooftop for sunbathing. Couch uncomfortable for sleeping as could feel all wooden slats. Needs some extra foam that could be rolled up and put away when not in use. We used two mattresses from sunbeds which was fine. Definitely need car as away from everywhere for walking. Manager was to meet us on arrival but when we rang from airport he told us key was left in box beside door which meant we had to drive around looking for our block. This had nothing to do with owners and if you are looking for a really lovely apt and have a car this is definitely the place to book
Vilamoura Marina beach is only a 5 min drive away. Falesia Beach is only a 10 minute drive away. The gentle sloping beach of Quarteira is excellent for young families.
Faro airport is only a 15/20 min drive away. Car hire is recommended but taxi hire is readily available and inexpensive. Public transport is frequent and also inexpensive.
There is a large supermarket close by and a few bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. Vilamoura with it’s marina, shops, restaurants and bars is less than 5 mins by car. Almancil which offers supermarkets, banks and karting is less than 10 mins by car. The market town of Loule is just 10 mins drive. The aquapark is 3 mins away by car and the Zoo Marine is 30 mins where you can swim with dolphins.
The neighbouring Pestana hotel provides guests with a range of facilities and dining options. There are two restaurants and two bars including a Piano bar and a Golf Bar.